heat of the O.P. Tag Team Tournament.
Never before appearing on the waves together, our editor Tony Dodero,
senior city editor S.J. Cahn, photographer Sean Hiller and surf columnist
Rick Fignetti will form the Independent surf team. It is a showing not to
be missed -- I can assure you I wouldn't miss it for anything.
The 2nd annual O.P.T-3 is presented by Globe and Gallaz. It will be
held today and Friday and will consist of 15 teams competing for $20,000
in prize money on the South Side of Huntington Pier. While our boys may
not be in the running for the $20,000 they will be the real show at 12:20
If you enjoy that show, or if athletics isn't your cup of tea there is
another Indy team on the horizon.
On Feb. 15 a three member team will compete against 15 others in the Trivia Challenge 2002 at the Huntington Beach Central Library theater.
And this one is for charity folks.
It is the 11th annual trivia challenge benefiting the Oak View Family
The program is part of Literacy Volunteers of America -- Huntington
Valley's adult literacy program and helps adults improve their reading,
writing and spoken English. The program consists of one-on-one adult
literacy tutoring at the Central Library and small group tutoring with
the Family Literacy Program at the Oak View Elementary School library.
The trivia challenge is the organizations major annual fund-raiser and
usually brings in about $10,000 to support the program and pay its
operating costa for the year.
I, our news assistant Bryce Alderton and Independent cartoonist Steve
Bolton will go head-to-head with 14 others teams in a battle of wits.
Each team pays a $400 entry fee, which provides a light super and an
evening of fun.
But there's more to both the fun and the fund-raising.
For a fee of $10 community members can watch us hem and haw and join
us for a that light supper. The dinner is at 5:45 p.m. in rooms B and C
and the challenge begins at 6:45 p.m.
Bill Workman, assistant city Administrator for the city will emcee the
event and pose the questions to us.
If we can't answer a question an audience member can pay $5 more to
pipe up and help us out.
There will also be a plethora of raffle prizes. Some of the local
restaurants supporting us by offering dinner certificates are Coaches
Mediterranean Grill, Matsu, Marie Calendar's, Coco's, Mimi's Cafe and the
In its 18th year the program has helped more than 2,000 students.
* DANETTE GOULET is the assistant city editor. She can be reached at
(714) 965-7170 or by e-mail at o7 email@example.com .